volterra!

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i'll admit it.

i have been

determined

to go to volterra

because it's where the volturi live in

new moon

but after that it's also just a lovely, antiquated hill town.

when i first left my house to take the buses to volterra

i saw snow.. which is VERY unusual for florence

but i figured it was no big deal and met sydney at the bus station

as the buses drove closer and closer

we started to see A LOT more snow

and by the time we got to volterra

it was covered and completely white (minus the buildings)

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palazzo priori

(where edward

would

have almost revealed his sparkly

vampire skin at noon.. if the movie was actually filmed here..)

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porta all'arco

old etruscan gate

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deserted

i guess no one else wanted to

visit volterra in the copious amounts of snow

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inside city hall

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had to ;)

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duomo

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roman theatre

hazy with the snow

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while we waited for our bus home

we took refuge from the snow in a pasticceria!

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hot chocolate!

they gave me A LOT of whipped creme and some cookies

yum

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waiting for the bus to colle val d'elsa

and then back to florence

ps - after this bus came,

we were stuck on some random road for an hour

because the road was blocked

so we missed the connecting bus to florence and waited 50 minutes

but that bus was also late, so we spent 30 minutes extra in the snow

before being stuck in snowy traffic for another hour

and we finally got back at 6:30

phew